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Mixed Media Workshop

A multifaceted approach to creating unique works of art-step by step

Mixed Media Workshop
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Format: Flexi w/ Concealed Wire-o, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781600582387
Publisher: Walter Foster
Specs
Illustrations: 180
Size: 8.75 x 11.67
Weight: 0.13 lb.
Published: Mar. 1, 2012
Price: $19.95
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This 128-page book is filled with inspiring step-by-step mixed-media projects from seven talented artists, each one sharing his or her own unique style and techniques. From collage and artist trading cards to portraits and still lifes, this book encompasses both abstract and fine art approaches to mixed media. First the reader is introduced to traditional painting and drawing tools and materials, and then each artist describes his or her own unconventional ingredients and personal approach to mixed media. Next they guide the reader through several step-by-step projects, each one demonstrating different techniques and components. Aspiring artists will learn how to alter photographs and incorporate them into paintings and collage, how to create three-dimensional texture on a two-dimensional surface, how to balance the fundamentals of art with abstract designs, and even how to create a poem out of a daily newspaper. The lessons in this comprehensive guide will give a beginner all the tools they need to start creating their own unique works of mixed-media art.

Mark Mendez is a professional designer, illustrator, and photographer based in Southern California whose work has been featured in galleries, on T-shirts, and in ad campaigns.

Joe Martino spent many years teaching chemistry, anatomy, and marine biology, but he has always been an artist at heart. He was recently featured as one of Stark County's finest artists in the book Stark ARThology. Bette McIntire worked most of her life as a writer, so it is easy to see why words are so important in her art. Her work can be seen every summer at the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach, California, where she resides.

Isaac Anderson is a self-taught artist who's passion for photography has taken him on many journeys as documentary filmmaker. He has spent the last eight years in Southern California experimenting with photography, mixed-media painting and documentary filmmaking. Joe Martino spent many years teaching chemistry, anatomy, and marine biology, but he has always been an artist at heart. He was recently featured as one of Stark County's finest artists in the book Stark ARThology.

Bette McIntire worked most of her life as a writer, so it is easy to see why words are so important in her art. Her work can be seen every summer at the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach, California, where she resides.

Suzette Rosenthal earned a BA in Art from California State University, Los Angeles. In addition to designing and producing a high-end line of knitwear, Suzette is drawn to collage, using textures and color to create visual interest.

Patricia Swartout has painted in a variety of styles--from the Old Masters and realism to impressionism and her preferred style, abstract. Patricia has completed a fine art and graphic design programs at a local college in Spokane, Washington, where she currently resides.

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Tools & Materials
Drawing Techniques
Painting Techniques
Color Theory
Altered Photos with Isaac Anderson
Weathered Photo
Story Assemblage
Single Focus
Painted Photo
Mixed Media Collage with Suzette Rosenthal
Mail Art
Artist Trading Cards
Still Life
Mixed Media Portrait
Abstract Assemblage with Joe Martino
Foil on Illustration Board
Tissue Paper & Handmade Stamps
Geometric Shapes on Canvas 76 Heavy Gesso & Embossed Foil
Stencils & Spray Paint with Mark Mendez
Dia de los Muertos Skull
Bird Among Clouds
Recycling Stencils
Found Poetry with Bette McIntire
Daily News Collage
Newspaper Page Poster
Poetry Block
Accordion Book
Experiments in Texture with Patricia Swartout
Closing Words

I believe artists should push themselves and their art forms, constantly looking for subtle—and at times radical—ways to improve their creative pursuits. It’s easy to fall victim to routine and, in essence, become a factory worker who spends most of his or her time replicating a successful piece. This is when creativity and growth come to a halt. To avoid this outcome, you must intentionally continue to grow, expanding your range of knowledge and understanding of the art form, the message, and the delivery. Always work to advance in technique, and draw on passion and inspiration from a source outside of yourself.

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